Child Safety Seat Ease of Use Ratings


Are All Seats Safe?
All car seats rated by NHTSA meet Federal Safety Standards & strict crash performance standards. While all rated seats are safe, they do differ in their ease of use in four basic catagories:


Evaluation of Instructions

Vehicle Installation Features

Evaluation of Labels

Securing the Child


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Graco Nautilus 65 LX with TrueShield (B)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameGraco Nautilus 65 LX with TrueShield
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date2035304  /  Nov 16, 2017
Harness TypeHighback/No Back
Weight  /  Height40lb - 120lb / 43" - 57"
Evaluation of Labels 3 stars
The shoulder portion of the belt routing path is not labeled. The label warning against using a lap-only belt does not explicitly state that a lap-only belt may not be used.
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
The instruction manual storage location may be difficult to find and cannot be accessed while the child is secured in the seat.
Securing the Child 1 stars
When converting to booster mode, there are multiple steps that the user will need to refer to in the user manual. No illustrations are provided on the seat to describe how to convert the seat from highback to backless mode.
Installation Features 5 stars
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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